National Book Festival to turn the page into the weekend

September 18, 2012 by  

The Library of Congress recently announced that it will be holding its 12th annual National Book Festival this weekend in Washington, D.C. on the National Mall. The Library of Congress is no doubt using poster printing and flyer printing to announce this event to the general public and to families, as this year’s festival will feature some special events for kids.

According to a spokesperson for the Library of Congress, the fall is a preferred time for holding the event as the weather is generally less humid in the nation’s capital, there are fewer tourists, and the rates for hotels are lower than during the summer months.

For this year’s festival, the honorary chairs are President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The event typically consists of several pavilions located throughout the Mall, being home to poets, authors, and illustrators. Those attending the Festival can get books signed by their favorite authors and meet and hear them read their works, listen to special entertainment and participate in a variety of activities. Kids can have their photos taken with their favorite storybook characters and listen to them read their stories, while one special event will enable the kids to help Clifford the Big Red Dog celebrate his 50th birthday.

Featured pavilions include Fiction & Mystery, Poetry & Science, History & Biography, and Contemporary Life. There is no charge for attending the Festival, which takes place this Saturday and Sunday, September 22 – 23.